As concern for sustainability in the built environment grows, ZEDlife offers a timely intervention.

More than just a guide to affordable green living, in this book, leading architect and sustainability pioneer Bill Dunster demonstrates practical and positive ways to achieve a clean, green future that doesn’t cost the earth.

ZEDlife is the vision of Bill’s ZEDfactory: an architectural practice exclusively committed to low carbon building and development. It pioneers routes to reduce our environmental impact through Zero Energy Development (ZED) whilst at the same time increasing our quality of life through stimulating, distinctive and sustainable design.

With clients around the world, ZEDlife marks a seminal moment for the ZEDfactory. It is set to provide vital reading for all those invested in seeing the built environment and society more widely successfully transition towards a low-carbon model – with relevant information for students as well as experienced practitioners.

From small-scale ideas to large-scale solutions in buildings and urban planning, the book offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to achieving sustainable design. Full-colour case studies of projects from across the globe illustrate that zero-carbon living is achievable today.

Commenting on the book, Bill said: “When there’s no top down plan that doesn’t involve collateral toxic waste – it’s up to us all to build our own future that works. The ZEDlife book assembles the latest tools that define a clean, healthy, affordable and hopefully peaceful way of living. Ranging from a single room to high density communities – this joined up and practical thinking can regenerate optimism for Generation ZED.

“The ZEDlife book will help householders, students, architects, engineers. clients, local councillors, planners, policy makers, politicians and investors meet the challenges of the century ahead.”

The book is available to order from RIBA Bookshops for £30.00: